Albert Einstein - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Einstein had predicted, with great accuracy, how light from the stars would behave. He now becomes a popular hero, although not all his fellow physicists agree with him.

Einstein believes that, with the Kaiser in exile and Germany now a republic, the old militaristic spirit is gone. Similarly, he fails to see the seeds of the atomic bomb in his theories.

In 1921, Einstein sails to New York to do some fundraising in support of Hebrew University. While there, he lectures at both Columbia and Princeton Universities. On the return voyage, Einstein stops to lecture in London and lays a wreath on Newton's grave..

Chapter 8 Analysis

The inconveniences being famous are nothing compared to the suffering represented by cemeteries containing rows of the newly dead. Einstein uses his celebrity status to raise funds for Hebrew University and other causes.

His laying a wreath on Newton's grave is an...

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